Shanxi – a place with stories, how to play in a 3-day tour?

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Jin is in it
    Duration: 3Days
    Per capita: 1500RMB
    Itinerary: Beijing – Taiyuan – Pingyao Ancient City – Qiao Family Courtyard – Jinci – Beijing
    Travel time: Ching Ming Festival (April)
    1 Travel must remember to buy tickets in advance, saying that the trip is very cool, but the holidays are not bad!
    2 Shanxi wind is very large  large   great, if necessary, please bring a mask, hat, thick coat, etc..
     Day 1
    People say that Shanxi has a good scenery, and the earth is rich in water and beautiful. The left hand refers to Taihang Mountain, and the right hand refers to Luliang Taiyuan. The provincial capital Taiyuan City is a Longcheng treasure land with a history of more than 2,500 years. Tang Gaozu Li Yuan established the Datang from the uprising here. The only female emperor Wu Zetian in Chinese history was born here. The poet Li Bai once praised her. The town is not a good one.” Taiyuan is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and the Weihe River flows through it. Natural landscapes and historical culture gather together, and it has the reputation of “Jinxiu Taiyuan City”.
    Not entering Taiyuan, the first thought must be the old vinegar of Shanxi, as if to mention that Shanxi has a sour taste of old vinegar. In fact, there are too many places worth exploring in this city. Whether you are going to Jinci to explore the spirit of Taiyuan, or to climb the beautiful mountains and rivers of the twin towers overlooking Jinyang, or listen to a melody of the Jin opera, and then come to a bowl of rich “mind”, the charm of Taiyuan Not enough to say the clear road.
    Beijing to Taiyuan is actually very convenient. It is recommended to buy the high-speed rail in the morning. It will take about 3 hours. Since our trip was a temporary decision, we did not buy a suitable ticket. It was already afternoon in Taiyuan. We changed the original plan (Longshan Grottoes) and chose the nearest Twin Tower Temple.
     Twin tower temple
    Transportation: 55 Road; 812 Road; 820 Road; 820; 873 Road “Shuangta Temple” Station
    Tickets: 30BMR in summer and 20RMB in winter
    The Twin Towers of Yongzheng Temple, also known as the Lingxiao Twin Towers, can be regarded as the most landmark landmark in Taiyuan City. It is also the tallest building in Taiyuan’s existing ancient buildings.
    In fact, many cities in China have a history of building towers, and they have left a lot of history about the temple. The twin towers in Taiyuan are not really famous, but it does not mean that it is not worth remembering.
    Because the popularity is not high, there are not many tourists here. However, the special architectural style of Shuangta Temple is still worth a visit to Taiyuan.
    The architectural pattern of Shuangta Temple is not complicated. It is divided into three parts: the front yard, the back yard and the tower courtyard. The famous “double tower” is in the tower courtyard. Amazingly, the Daxiong Temple of Shuangta Temple is a brick-like imitation wood building. Although it has a history of more than 400 years, it is also well preserved. There is no beam in the whole building, no wood, all brickwork. Made of brickwork, the carving is fine and generous.
     Twin tower temple
    Walking from the north to the south along the path, I went to the tower courtyard, and the two ancient towers were able to complete the whole scene at this time. Both towers are masonry and the carvings on the tower are clear and well defined. A gust of wind blew, and you could hear a ring of crisp, sweet sounds.
    Walking from the north to the south along the path, I went to the tower courtyard, and the two ancient towers were able to complete the whole scene at this time. Both towers are masonry and the carvings on the tower are clear and well defined. A gust of wind blew, and you could hear a ring of crisp, sweet sounds.
    Visitors who observe carefully will find that the Wenfeng Tower in the east of the twin towers is not straight up. It is slightly inclined. Because the angle of inclination is not large, most people can’t see it. You must be here when you get here. Take a closer look.
    The twin towers are typical hollow brick towers in China. The twin towers are now open to the public. Those who are interested can hover along the stone bricks inside her and feel the fun of the tower. Because the stone steps are small and small, many tourists can’t climb to the top. Visitors who can climb the top can stand on the top floor of the tower. With the ancient tower, they overlook the city of Taiyuan and witness the scenery of Jinyang. The historical changes and development of the ancient city. However, claustrophobia is really cautious… Xiaobian was daring to wait until the top of the mountain. I almost gave up several times, but I just insisted on it. I can see all the beautiful scenery from the window, although it is very tired. But very contented.
    Every April is also the Peony Festival of Shuangta Temple, and many tourists come here. There are more than 40 precious varieties of peony in Yongzheng Temple. More valuable is the dozens of Ming peony named Zixia Xian. Together with the twin towers, it has experienced hundreds of spring and autumn winds and frosts. Although it has been dying, it is still vigorous and vigorous.
    The peony in the Twin Towers Temple is not only a symbol of the prosperity of folk culture, but more importantly, the testimony of history and the sustenance of the Jinyang People’s Cultural Games Changxing.
     Liu Xiang
    Transportation: Take Bus No. 10 and No. 25 and get off at “Liuxiang” Station, or take bus No. 4, 10, 19, 25, 602, 615 and get off at “Liubei” Station.
    Speaking of Liu Lane, it is one of the most famous streets in Taiyuan. It is bustling, bustling to department stores, shops, and one after another; it is lively, lively, crowded, and shoulder-to-shoulder; it is ancient, ancient to no one can tell which one it came into, Which generation.
    Why is this street called Liu Xiang? It also seems to be a mystery, hard to be true.
    Liuxiang, the oldest and most prosperous commercial street in Taiyuan, has a business history of more than 300 years and is a must-see for foreign tourists in Taiyuan.
    In many Taiyuan people’s minds, Liuxiang is not the only narrow street between Yingze Street and Fudong Street, but the entire Liuxiang commercial circle. The reason why Liuxiang is represented is the habit of people for many years.
    It exists like Wangfujing in Beijing, Nanjing Road in Shanghai, and Chunxi Road in Chengdu. It has always been the core business district of Taiyuan.
    In fact, for tourists, the feeling for Liu Lane is more that Liu Lane is now a great place to explore Shanxi cuisine. On this road, there are specialties from all over Shanxi, and even some food from other places. This is definitely the place to go for food. After returning from the Twin Towers Temple, we went directly to Liuxiang, and we will have an appetite here.
    The bowl group is a traditional pasta snack located in Liulin County, Shanxi Province. It is also called “bowl convex, bowl bowl, bowl bowl, bowl off” in the dialect. The Jinzhong area is also called “enema”. Mix the shallow one-level food in the bowl with chili oil, vinegar and other condiments. The entrance is crunchy, flexible, smooth, glutinous, spicy, and the time is sweet, sour, salty and full of mouth. Fine, it seems that there is still a bit of bitterness.
    This is also considered one of the authentic Shanxi cuisine, you can taste it.
    Also on the street is a shop called Niu Shiu Kei, which has a small store but has a variety of skewers and fried.The sloppy, beef, lamb, chicken, all kinds of, such a dense storefront, perhaps one of the local characteristics.
    There is also a small and famous net red shop in Liuxiang, honey cannabis. This shop is really a lot of people queuing only for a 2 yuan twist, the store even limits purchase.
    In fact, in addition to these stores, Liuxiang also has a lot of food, such as Sichuan cuisine – the dragon claws, Hunan cuisine – stinky tofu, and so on.
    In addition to these, there are also some online red drinks shops, such as coco milk tea, Taiman and so on.
    Therefore, the cuisine of Liuxiang is the essence of food and is not limited to Taiyuan.
    In the evening, stay in Taiyuan. In fact, the accommodation in Taiyuan is not too expensive. The average hotel accommodation price is around 200 yuan. Choose a hotel that is closer to the city center. We chose a hotel that is closer to Liuxiang, which is not bad. In terms of hotels, we can choose our budget and demand choices.
     Day 2
     Pingyao Ancient City
    Transportation: Taiyuan can take the train.
    However, there are two choices for the train: 1 arrive at Pingyao Station, the train journey is about 1.5 hours, this station is the nearest to the ancient city, RMB 16.5
    2 Arrive at Pingyao Ancient City Station, the high-speed train takes about 0.5 hours, and you need to take the bus or taxi to the ancient city, RMB 28.5
    In view of the time, we chose the high-speed rail station and then traveled on our own.
    Note: Please do not arbitrarily pick up the black car after leaving the station! !
    Tickets: The ancient city tour is free, but many attractions in the ancient city require tickets. The pass is 130 yuan and valid within 3 days.
    Tips: The whole network is recommending to buy a pass to say that the cheap bowl is very affordable, but in fact, unless you are particularly interested in all the ancient city, or pick some special attractions to go shopping, most of these attractions are similar.
    There are a lot of sightseeing cars in the ancient city, beckoning and stopping, 10 yuan to go anywhere you want to go. I don’t recommend taking a ride. After all, the ancient city is just strolling around. If you take a sightseeing car, you will lose the feeling of the ancient city.
    Visiting the ancient city and understanding its culture is the most necessary thing.
    Pingyao Ancient City is one of the only two ancient cities in China that have successfully declared the world’s cultural heritage with the entire ancient city. Different from the beautiful scenery of Lijiang, Yunnan, walking in the ancient county of Pingyao, you feel more about the culture and glory of this land. Because of the prosperity and development of the local Shanxi merchant culture, this small county town was once the financial center of China, rich in the party.
    Rishengchang Ticket No. is located in the prosperous section of West Street, the “Daqing Financial First Street” in Pingyao Ancient City. It is the first ticket number in China and has a history of about 200 years. In other words, it can also be said that Rishengchang is the first bank in China. At that time, its business outlets were almost all over China. Today, Rishengchang has become the museum of China’s ticket number, retaining some of the physical materials used in the operation at that time, showing the glorious history of the ancient Chinese banking industry.
    The entire Rishengchang Courtyard has a high wall and a compact layout. In the hall, you can find out the counters and accounts at the time, as well as the residence of the ticket number or VIP at that time. The land is very elegant and there is no waste.
    Chinese martial arts has a long history and is an important part of Chinese traditional culture. It is the wisdom of the working people who have defended their homeland and maintained their health. It is called “national art” and “national quintessence”. Martial arts is more than just a simple sports project. It is a science that integrates medicine, mechanics, literature and art. In the exhibition hall, the famous traditional martial arts such as Taijiquan, Ba Guazhang and Xingyiquan were introduced in the form of pictures and physical display, showing the status of Chinese martial arts and the origin of Pingyao martial arts.
     [Chinese Escort Museum]
    The Chinese Escort Museum has very rich and detailed physical materials. The world has comprehensively described the history of the special industry, the management and the historical history of the organization, and revealed that the Escort was made in the field of commodity circulation in the late feudal society of China. Special contribution.
    At that time, the Escort could be regarded as really powerful. Whether it is business dealings between merchants or transportation of money and goods, it can be said that it is everywhere in the country. Later, with the development of the society, the rise of ticket numbers, and the convenience of transportation, the business of the Escort has slowly subsided.
     [Pingyao County]
    Pingyao County has a history of more than 600 years. It is one of the four ancient preserves in China and the largest existing county in the country. The entire building complex of the county is orderly, patchwork, and reasonable in structure. It is an organic whole.
    In a fixed period of time, you can also watch large-scale performances in the county, see the county magistrate, and the case.
    Performance time: Monday to Friday: 10:00 11:30 15:30
    Saturday, Sunday 10:00 11:30 15:00 16:30
    The reservation is charged 230 yuan per game. Single ticket: 20 yuan.
     [Collaboration Qingzhuang]
    The synergy of the Qingzhuang cabinets that we have seen so far is the basic furnishings of the Qianzhuang counters.
    There is a large vault in the underground of the bank, and you can see a lot of gold and silver when you go in. Interested visitors can also experience the process of redeeming the ingots here.
     【Ancient City Wall】
    The ancient city wall is a magnificent scenery of the ancient city of Pingyao. On the wall, you can see the enemy holes, perforations, cornices, iron cannons and other enemy facilities.
    The whole length of the city wall is particularly long. If you want to make a whole circle, it will take about 4 hours. So I suggest that you can walk a short section along the city wall, or climb the city wall from the north gate, and then walk along the city wall to the south gate and the city wall is also a good choice.
    Walking on the walls of these centuries-old history, you can take a bird’s-eye view of the entire ancient city. The daily life of the residents of the ancient city at the foot is so clear in front of you. The smoke and noisy streets that float on the roof will have a feeling of vicissitudes of history and the secularity of reality.
    In the same way, the city wall is also the best place to take pictures. The blue sky and white clouds together with the old houses in the ancient city, will be a blockbuster.
     [Ming and Qing Street]
    The Ming and Qing Dynasties Street (South Street) is located on the central axis of Pingyao Ancient City. It preserves the remains of shops in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is one of the most important and prosperous commercial districts in the ancient city, reflecting the brilliance of the ancient city culture.
    This street is not too long, about 400 meters away, closely connected with 78 ancient shops, ticket number, money house, pawn shop, drug shop, butcher shop, tobacco shop, grocery store, silk satin, etc., almost all of a hundred years ago The business line is reflected here.
    The buildings on the whole street are also antique ancient buildings. As people walk on the streets, there are some back to the year. The overall street is not very spacious, and all kinds of small shops are arranged in an orderly manner on both sides of the street. The shops sell a lot of things, including various specialty snack bars in Shanxi, souvenir shops, specialty shops, various ethnic clothing stores and restaurants, etc., which together make up this bustling old city..
     “See also Pingyao”
    Tickets: RMB 200 or so, there is a float.
    Whether it is the largest existing Pingyao County in China, the Rishengchang ticket number that once monopolized the economy, or the ancient city wall that has been baptized by years, or the four streets, eight small streets, and seventy-two lanes in the city. Witness of Pingyao history. However, just walking in the county seat is not profound enough for Pingyao’s profound cultural accumulation.
    Perhaps for the ancestors, there are too many stories happening in this small city day after day, but it is not easy for us to completely retain the story of the development and change of the entire county.
    Fortunately, there is such a big drama that reminds us all the time that these stories have happened on this land many years ago.
    The large-scale performance “See Pingyao” starts from a small story in a small town. It tells us about the nature of Pingyao people, tells the world what kind of small town is Pingyao, and what kind of existence of Pingyao people.
    The story is about the end of the Qing Dynasty.At that time, Pingyao, a ticket number owner, Zhao Yishuo, who was the only son to protect the king of the division, returned home safely from Saudi Russia, and he did not hesitate to pay for his family property. After seven years, Zhao Dongjia himself and all the 232 darts of Xinggong died on the way, and the blood of the Wang family continued, such a bloody story.
    The performance of the melodrama is much more, and I don’t think it’s special.
    But “Seeing Pingyao” is not just a sitcom. It breaks through the usual routines of landscape dramas. It can be said that the whole process is walking. In 90 minutes, the audience has been changing the perspective with the development of the story. The way to put the audience in the performance is also a great innovation in the melodrama. It seems to be through the moment, it is the whole story. Participants are average.
    In the play, the audience can find fragments of ancestral life: Pingyao City in the late Qing Dynasty, the Escort, the Zhao Family Courtyard, the Market, the South Gate Square, etc., from these numerous fragments to peek into the story…
    The best way to understand history, perhaps personally, is the most intuitive feeling. “Seeing Pingyao” is such a story.
    The touch it brings us may be: When you stand up, go out from here, look up and look around, you will see Pingyao Old Town stand up. In the face of the Millennium Old City, don’t be too busy to leave, quietly stop, and meditate on your family history, your life legend.
    Every past story has its own sweet and sour taste, and it has its own life…
    In this world, only the most distressed, and the other is the second.
    For details of the performance, please check out my other travels, “See Pingyao – Watching a Life and Death of Pingyao People”
       See also Pingyao–A look at the life and death of Pingyao people
       As the saying goes, “There is Lijiang in the south and Pingyao in the north.” Pingyao Ancient City is one of the only two ancient cities in China that have successfully declared the world’s cultural heritage with the entire ancient city. Different from the beautiful scenery of Lijiang, Yunnan, walking in the ancient county of Pingyao, you feel more about the culture and glory of this land. Because of the prosperity and development of the local Shanxi merchant culture, this small county town was once the financial center of China, rich in the party. Whether it is the largest existing Pingyao County in China, it has once monopolized the economy.The Rishengchang ticket number, or the ancient city wall that has been baptized by years, or the four streets, eight small streets and seventy-two lanes in the city are witnesses to the history of Pingyao. However, just walking in the county seat is not profound enough for Pingyao’s profound cultural accumulation. It is the most necessary thing to visit the ancient city and understand its culture.
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    Overnight at Pingyao.
    In fact, there are many choices for accommodation at night. There are many different homestays and inns in the ancient city. The prices are different and the style is completely different. There are also many hotels outside the ancient city, that is, in the urban area, so I have not said much about the choice of the hotel, just choose according to your own budget and preferences.
    Because it was quite late to watch the show, and the price of the holiday hotel soared, so we chose to stay at a fast hotel outside the ancient city, the price is about 180. When you are not on holidays, you can still choose some special inns, which is also a good choice for the locals.
     Day 3
     Qiao Family Courtyard
    Transportation: Pingyao – Jixian County, take the train, it will arrive in about ten minutes. After getting off the train, you can take the bus or taxi, and you will arrive at the scenic spot in about 20 minutes.
    Tickets: RMB 138
    Recommended time for play: 2 hours
    They all said that “the royal family has the Forbidden City, the folks look at the Qiao family”, and it is destined to be a big regret when it is not to go to the Qiao family compound in Shanxi.
    Qiao Family Courtyard, also known as Zhongtang, is located in Qiaojiabao Village, Jixian County, Shanxi Province. It was built in 1756 and is known by everyone because of the TV series “Qiao Family Courtyard”. Rows of high-hanging red lanterns, high brick walls, exquisite carvings, beautiful arches, and deep lanes, this is the famous Qiao Family Courtyard, an ancient house with traditional northern residential architecture.
    Qiao Family Courtyard is a typical residential building complex in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The architectural style is like a castle, and it is very majestic. Looking down from the sky, the layout of the entire courtyard is like a “囍” symbol that symbolizes the good luck.
    On the way to the courtyard, there are many sculptures in different shapes, which vividly portray the life of Joe’s family at that time.
    Entering the gate of the Qiao Family Courtyard, a straight stone pavement with a length of about 80 meters divides the six large courtyards into two rows.
    In fact, today’s Qiao Family Courtyard is also a folk museum. During the tour, we can get a close look at the glory and history of the Qiao family at that time, so as to understand the farming life and business development at that time.
    There are real gold paintings under the eaves of all the rooms in the entire courtyard. It is worth mentioning that the paintings here are made of vertical powder, layered, and finally coated with gold. The content is mainly based on the characters’ stories. In addition to the “Yanshan Teacher”, “Ma Gu Xianshou”, “fishing and ploughing”, there are flowers and insects, as well as a variety of patterns such as railways, trains, stations, clocks and so on.
    There are a lot of plaques in the Qiao Family Courtyard. The most worth seeing is the “Dan Feng Ge” in Fushan, the fourth courtyard. When you come here, you must understand the story behind this one. It is written by Fu Shan. .
    In addition, the brick carvings in each yard are also very beautiful. The brick carvings of the land are most concentrated, and it is worth seeing;
    In addition, there are three treasures of the town house in the Qiao Family Courtyard: the 10,000 balls, the rhinoceros moon mirror, the Kowloon lamp, and it must be a quick trip here.
    The 10,000 balls are the earliest monitors. The rhinoceros moon mirror is the treasure of the wealthy town house of the Qiao family. The Kowloon lamp is the treasure of Cixi, in the middle of the courtyard.
    Transportation: Jixian County – Taiyuan From the Qiao Family Courtyard, you can take the intercity back to Taiyuan. We were on a ride. There are also a lot of car masters at the exit of the scenic spot, remember to counter-offer.
    Tickets: 65/80 (peak season)
    Recommended time for play: 2 hours
    The last choice to return to Taiyuan is also because of the need to return to Beijing.
    Three thousand years of Jinci, three musts and three treasures. Rather than coming to travel and sightseeing, it is better to come and feel the immersion of history and the accumulation of culture. The victory of Sanjin, with Jinyang as the most; and the victory of JinyangAnd all in Jinci
    Jinci, located in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, is the earliest extant royal garden in China and is the ancestral temple of Jin State. Jinci is built on the foot of the mountains and waters. It is backed by the mountains, and the scenery is very beautiful.
    Jinci is not only beautiful, but its architecture is truly worthy of being praised by the world. Jinci is famous for its unique architectural style and superb colorful plastic art. There are some professional scholars coming to visit every day. Many buildings in Jinci have not used bricks, etc., all of which are wood buildings. The stability of the design has been passed down for thousands of years. Jinci’s collection is solemn and elegant, and the perfect combination of Zongtang’s ritual architecture and natural landscape is also a minority.
    The colorful clay sculpture in the Notre Dame is also a cultural landscape that I can’t help but stop. They are dressed in Chinese costumes, in various forms, and each has their own duties. Even after thousands of years, I can still feel the exquisiteness of this statue. Through this time of baptism, although the mottled but still preserved statue, the magnificent style of the court in the Song Dynasty was in the mind, it is a sculpture boutique.
    The culture of Jinci is really too many stories, so I suggest finding a tour guide to do a detailed explanation, which is more interesting. At the gate of the scenic spot, there are many tour guides to ask if you need a tour guide service. You don’t need it, they won’t be reluctant. The tour guide fee is around RMB 50.
    After the visit to Jinci, our trip to Shanxi is over. Although there are still many places to leave regrets, such as [Mengshan Big Buddha], but travel is nothing more than this can give people more memories and memories.
     Gourmet Shanxi cuisine
    Let’s talk about Shanxi’s food together~
    “The food in the sky is in the Sanjin”. Shanxi noodles are not only an important part of the Chinese national food culture, but also a wonderful food in the world’s food culture. From the time you can verify, there is at least 2,000 years of history. Taking noodles as an example, the Eastern Han Dynasty called it “cooked cake”; Wei Jin was called “soup cake”; the Southern and Northern Dynasties called “water introduction”; and the Tang Dynasty called “cold scouring”… Shanxi has a wide variety of pasta, and ordinary housewives can Use wheat flour, sorghum noodles, bean noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, noodles, enema, etc. When I arrived at the chef, I was even more fascinated by the dance.
    When it comes to Shanxi, the most famous ones must be noodles. It is definitely the best in the Shanxi cuisine.
    In addition to noodles, Shanxi is also famous for its pasta. K莜o lǎo lǎo is a kind of noodle food made with fine noodles. Because its shape is like “fighting”, folks are called “栳栳”. Famous traditional snacks in the alpine region of Shaanxi. Its production process is very particular, and it forms a perfect combination of beauty and taste. Even the Emperor Kangxi went to worship Wutai Mountain to taste it.
    The sheep is cut as its name, which is made by adding the heart, lungs, liver, intestines, blood, etc. of the sheep to the cooked broth, and adding the noodles. When you eat, you can also add seasonings such as pepper, pepper, onion and garlic to your taste.
    The mind is a unique name in Taiyuan City. It has the saying that “the name is Chinese, the first is the mind.” In the soup bowl, put three large pieces of fat mutton, a piece of lotus food, and a long yam. Because the soup is served with rice wine and distiller’s grains, you can feel the mixed aroma of wine, medicine and mutton. Nourishing and promoting blood circulation.
     Written at the end
    Whether you are going to the prosperous Pingyao Ancient City to feel the excitement of Shanxi people, you can go to the Qiao Family Courtyard to experience the prosperity of Shanxi, or go to Liu Lane to feel the charm of today’s Taiyuan. At the end, eat a meal of this pasta. The rich food of the capital, recall the story of this road in my mind, this trip to Shanxi has become.
    Walk on the road and explore every beauty in the world.
    Photo Author: Xie Xu madman.
    Original article, declined to reprint, thank you.

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